Welcome to Girlguiding Oxfordshire
With over 6,000 members, Girlguiding Oxfordshire is a thriving organisation, offering girls in the county the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends for life in a unique, girls-only space.
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Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire
Girlguiding Oxfordshire is part of Girlguiding the largest voluntary organisation for girls and women in the UK which has been inexistence for over 100 years.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire are seeking enthusiastic members from both inside and outside Guiding.
Their aim is to stimulate interest and support in Girlguiding Oxfordshire, whilst supporting members with finical assistance when required. You can find out more about friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire including how to become a friend by completing the application form here.
Up and coming events for 2014
Friday February 21st Thinking Day Lunch followed by the AGM.
Friday May 2nd Bridge Drive at Eynsham Village Hall.
Oxfordshire Guides 200 Club is run by Girlguiding Oxfordshire. All proceeds from the draw, after provision of prizes and legitimate expenses is devoted to furthering the objects of Girlguiding Oxfordshire, most recently the money has been used towards the up keep of Jubilee House. Applications to join the scheme can be made by completing and returning the form found here.
Participation in the scheme is open to all members of the association, the Trefoil Guild and all Friends of Guiding, aged 18 and over, upon payment of the annual fee.
Members Day October 2013
At this year’s members day over 120 volunteers from Girlguiding Oxfordshire and members of the Trefoil Guild got together for a fun packed day. Discussion took place around the new promise, people explored Girlguiding branding, commissioners thought about how to promote Guiding in the local community, new guiders learnt from the more experienced and there was a buzz as Guiders reminisced, chatted and forged new friendships.
World Scout Jamboree
23rd World Scout Jamboree
Application for the international support team are now open.
The World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts and Guides from almost every country in the world who, for ten days live together, experience each others cultures, take part in exciting activities and have an amazing adventure.
Guides call for help as building appeal stalls
Fundraising for a new Guide Centre in Kidlington - YOU can help by voting
Our Guide Centre was established in Green Road in the seventies and has seen long and useful service with a couple of hundred girls using it on a weekly basis.
The building is now expensive to run and maintain, the prefabricated structure is degrading and needs extensive work to extend its life and improve accessibility to less able bodied members of the community.
White Horse Vale Division Summer Activities
White Horse Vale Division held an afternoon of summer activities on Saturday 6th July at Shrivenham Military College .
All four districts of Faringdon, Grove, Tuckmill and Wantage had girls attending from Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. In total about 200 were there playing games, catapulting wet teabags at each other courtesy of the Oxfordshire Pioneering team, singing campfire songs and generally have a great time.
Jubilee House Water Challenge
The 1st St Johns the Baptist Guides in Grove have been busy working on the Jubilee House water challenge.
They spent a very enjoyable evening at Waitrose in Wantage where they tasted samples of the different waters they sell. They have completed a survey of the public toilets in the town, been on a walk following the brook through Grove and Wantage and have a water games evening planned at their meeting place.
Thanks and recognition
Recognition of commitment and dedication to guiding locally and national is for everyone. There are several types of awards including a thanks badge, good service brooch and long service awards. In addition to these there are Discretionary awards…
Can your unit fit "Just one more"?
Girlguiding UK’s current focus is on encouraging Leaders to do their bit to help us grow guiding by finding 'room for just one more'. Did you know that if every unit in Girlguiding UK increased in size by one more one girl, around 27,500 more girls would have access to everything guiding had to offer?
I've done something great with Guiding!
Have you done something great with Guiding recently? Or do you have something fabulous planned for the future?
Whether you’ve been on an exciting trip, welcomed a special visitor to a unit meeting, or even won an award, we want to hear about it!